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Tourism Winnipeg Staff Listing

Need to get in touch with Tourism Winnipeg? For general inquiries please contact us through our general email address.

For all other inquiries please contact the appropriate person below. Tourism Winnipeg is a Division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. Click here for a complete staff listing of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. 

Executive/Corporate Team

Dayna Spiring

Dayna Spiring
President & CEO
1 204 954 1988

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Dayna directs all aspects of the organization's activities. She provides leadership and strategic direction, collaborates with key stakeholders and is a driving force behind making Winnipeg a compelling choice for business and tourism.

Karen Goossen

Karen Goossen
Executive Director
1 204 954 1965

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Karen leads the development and implementation of the tourism sales and servicing for all markets in order to increase Winnipeg’s economy.

Greg Dandewich

Greg Dandewich
Senior Vice President, Economic Development Winnipeg
1 204 954 1982

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Greg excels at relationship building, facilitating strategic partnerships, coordinating industry and sector initiatives, and forging substantive collaborations between the public and private sectors.

Vince Barletta

Vince Barletta
Leader, YES! Winnipeg
1 204 954 1962

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Vince offers a powerful combination of knowledge and experience gained from working in the public and private sectors. He is responsible for promoting YES! Winnipeg’s stakeholder engagement and maintaining a strong team, and ensuring designated targets for job creation and capital investment attraction are achieved.

Tourism Winnipeg Team

Virginie De Visscher

Virginie De Visscher
Director, Business Development
1 204 954 1984

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Virginie is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for meetings and conventions. Her main focus is attracting tourism business through local leaders with the Bring it Home initiative.

Annie Henry

Annie Henry
Manager, Business Development
1 204 954 1990

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Annie is responsible for attracting sports, special events and meetings to Winnipeg. Her main focus is attracting tourism business through the sport federations and corporations.

Grace Hicks

Grace Hicks
Manager, Business Development (on maternity leave)
1 204 954 1981

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Grace is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for meetings and conventions. Her main focus is attracting tourism business through the association and corporate markets.

Natalie Thiesen

Natalie Thiesen
Manager, Business Development
1 204 954 1978

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Natalie is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for meetings and conventions and overseeing the sales division.  Her main focus is attracting tourism business through associations, societies, federations and unions.

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson
Manager, Business Development
1 204 954 1978

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Sarah is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for the travel trade market.

Sharon Kubrakovich

Sharon Kubrakovich
Sales Administrator
1 204 954 1989

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Sharon supports the sales activities of the Business Development Managers and expedites the bids and proposals in order to increase visitation.

Jocelyne  Nicolas

Jocelyne Nicolas
Coordinator, Partnerships
1 204 954 1994

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Jocelyne is responsible for the Team Winnipeg and Winnipeg Tour Connection partnerships and initiatives. She provides project-specific support to the meetings and conventions and travel trade teams and Tourism Winnipeg's industry events.

Nancy Evans

Nancy Evans
Coordinator, Visitor Experience
1 204 954 1996

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Nancy is responsible in the delivery of front line visitor counselling and inventory management.

Sarah Ferrari

Sarah Ferrari
Visitor Services Coordinator
1 204 954 1985

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Sarah is responsible for visitor services, travel information outreach and group travel servicing in order to enhance visitor experiences.

Chris Schwark

Chris Schwark
Client Services Coordinator
1 204 954 1992

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Chris is responsible for assisting clients in promoting their meetings, conventions, sports and special events that will be held in Winnipeg in order to maximize attendance and elevate customer satisfaction for increased tourism revenues.

Marketing & Branding Team

Cody Chomiak

Cody Chomiak
Director, Marketing
1 204 954 1960

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Cody is responsible for marketing as it relates to Tourism Winnipeg. He executes strategic marketing plans to increase visitation to Winnipeg in all markets.

Croft Petersmeyer

Croft Petersmeyer
Director, Corporate Communications
1 204 954 1961

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Croft manages the corporate communications activities specific to EDW. He executes a broad spectrum of deliverables based on strategic marketing/communications plans that span both digital and print formats. Croft also serves as the primary point of contact for all EDW-related media and advertising inquiries.

Tyler Walsh

Tyler Walsh
Manager, Digital & Content Marketing

Tyler is responsible for curating and creating digital and video content to promote and tell the Winnipeg story.

Gillian Chester

Gillian Chester
Manager, Communications & Travel Media
1 204 954 1977

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Gillian is responsible for both writing and editing corporate communications, handling media requests, developing story ideas, and the travel media program.

Mike Green

Mike Green
Manager, Social Media and Creative Communications
1 204 954 1993

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Mike is responsible for development and execution of Tourism Winnipeg's social media plan. He is also responsible for all creative online and offline writing for various marketing mediums.

Kelly Krebs

Kelly Krebs
Project Manager, Marketing & Communications
1 204 954 1963

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Kelly is responsible for managing the content of the Tourism Winnipeg publications and website, approving all partner entries in Simpleview, compiling earned media, responding to image requests and managing the internal image gallery and photo contest.

Karen Allen

Karen Allen
Graphic Designer
1 204 954 1964

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Karen is responsible for the graphic design of the sales and marketing initiatives and maintains the brand standards.